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Hard act to follow

28 June 2007 By Simon Nixon

The new UK Prime Minister looks likely to appoint an old ally to what could be the worst job in politics his successor as Chancellor. But it needn t be a poisoned chalice. There s a huge job to be done provided Brown allows him to do it. Here s the memo he should send. Breakingviews has unearthed a memo from Britain’s new PM to his new Chancellor. In it, Brown tells his successor to undo the complexity he has introduced into the tax system and move to flatter, simpler, fairer taxes.

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